Emmanuel Osita Okereke, director general of the National Task Force to Combat Illegal Importation of Small Arms, Ammunition, and Light Weapons, NATFORCE, has been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for jumping bail.
Okereke, a former presidential aspirant under the platform of the Nigerian Liberation Party, NLP, is being prosecuted by the EFCC on a six-count charge of impersonation, forgery and obtaining by false pretence.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 arraigned four persons before Justice Abubakar Talba of the Federal High Court, Gudu, Abuja, on a 29-count charge bordering on conspiracy, and collecting by false pretence.
The four accused persons - Ibrahim Ahmed Mazangari, Muhammed Sani Sulaiman, Hajia Fatima Mazangari and Saleh Yerima Tsojon, are alleged to have obtained N1.2 billion from the Federal Government by false pretence and with intent to defraud, purporting same to be monthly pension payable to M. S. Suleiman, Saleh Yerima Tsojon, Isah U. Adamu, Daniel Mikano, and Abdulahi Garba Musa who were falsely held out at pensioners of the Federal Government, by inserting their names in the pensioners’ payroll.
Justice Valentine Ashi of the FCT High Court sitting in Apo, Abuja on
Friday, September 11, 2015 ruled as an abuse of court process, the
bail application brought before it by Emmanuel Ehidiamhem Okoyomon,
former Managing Director of the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting
Company, NSPMC, whose extradition to the United Kingdom, UK, has been
ordered by a Federal High Court, Abuja.